Evin Lewis and Quinton De Kock shine with the bat as Lucknow Super Giants opened their account in IPL 2022 with 6-wicket victory over Chennai Super Kings, who have lost their first two matches of an IPL season for the first time. CSK set up a challenging total of 210 as Robin Uthappa smashed a 27-ball 50 while Shivam Dube scored an aggressive 49 off 30 balls. On a wicket where most bowlers struggled, youngster Ravi Bishnoi bowled his 4 overs for 24 runs, picking 2 wickets.
Lucknow openers KL Rahul (40) and Quinton de Kock (61) both batted superbly and their opening partnership paved the way for Evin Lewis (55*) as the Caribbean batter played some eye-catching shots. Ayush Badoni (19*) also helped LSG cross the finishing line, with three balls to spare. The turning point of the match came when Lewis and Badoni smashed Shivam Dube for 25 runs in the penultimate over to take the match away from CSK.
Here are some of the highlights of the match:
1. Robin Uthappa gets hit by an Avesh Khan bouncer in first over of LSG vs CSK match
2. LSG players start with an LBW appeal, end up running out Ruturaj Gaikwad in bizarre dismissal
3. Robin Uthappa smashes 50 off 25 balls against Lucknow Super Giants
4. Shivam Dube hits a mammoth 94 metre six during CSK vs LSG match
5. MS Dhoni gets off the mark with a first-ball six vs LSG
6. KL Rahul loses his shoe in wet conditions at Brabourne Stadium during IPL 2022 match vs CSK
7. Dwayne Bravo tries to deceive KL Rahul, completes run up but does not bowl during CSK vs LSG match
8. Shot of the day at the end by talented Indian youngster Ayush Badoni